case bay


: a bay or division of a roof or floor, except a tail bay, comprising two principals with the joists or purlins between them

Word History


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First Known Use

1733, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of case bay was in 1733

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“Case bay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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